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Altered Carbon Season 2: Release Date And New Cast Additions

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Netflix’s ambitious sci-fi dystopia, Altered Carbon, by Laeta Kalogridis will soon launch its season 2 on the streamer. The visual titan, which draws its narrative from Richard K. Morgan’s novel of the same name, started filming for its sophomore run early this year, and it is expected to wrap up shoot later this month. When the show arrives with its second season, it will star a stunning roster of fresh faces on both executive and screen levels. New cast members have replaced old ones to accommodate for a purposeful time leap. And even the production team has undergone a few significant changes. Although Netflix hasn’t confirmed a release date for Altered Carbon season 2 yet,  it can be safely assumed – given the intensive VFX-driven post-production phase- that the show won’t be back until early next year. Altered Carbon Season 2 release date cast trailer 

Altered Carbon Season 2 Release Date

Creators of the popular Cyberpunk series rolled cameras for its second season on February 5, under the working title – ‘Sleeves’. The production has been underway for four months, and it is expected to wrap up on June 25th. During its freshman run, Altered Carbon had demonstrated a keen focus on its visual presentation. Hence, to execute a second season on a similar visually-pleasing scale, Altered Carbon will require considerable time before it sets a release date for its season 2. The first season had also observed a similar schedule.  So if a pattern is to be followed, then Altered Carbon Season 2 will not premiere before February 2020.

A Big-Budget Production

While its season one was still in the filming-phase, Altered Carbon made headlines for having a budget greater than that of the first three seasons of Game of Thrones. Each episode on season 1 reportedly cost $7 million. And the investments have only increased during the show’s second season. Altered Carbon Season 2 holds a $9 million value for every episode. And while Season One consisted of 10 episodes, Season 2 will only have 8 episodes. Several elements in the book are often too costly to reproduce. Hence, the show has opted for a huge budget to fully manifest the narrative of its source material.

Who Will Be In AC Season 2

Altered Carbon will see a major cast change between its two seasons.  Altered Carbon on Netflix maintains a premise that remains largely open to re-casting. And this is an opportunity that the makers are making good use of. The series’ title character, Takeshi Kovacs will find a new host body in Anthony Mackie in Season 2, thus discontinuing Joel Kinnaman- the original hero’s association with the series. Altered Carbon Season 2 release date cast trailer 

Additionally, while Chris Conner and Renée Elise Goldsberry will return to reprise their respective roles of Edgar Poe and Quellcrist Falconer on Altered Carbon Season 2, other original cast members will desert the show for its second season. James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman, Ato Essandoh, Kristin Lehman, and Trieu Tran have all bid farewell to the Netflix show. Following their exits, Altered Carbon will introduce Simone Missick as Trepp, Dina Shihabi as Dig 301, Torben Liebrecht as Colonel Ivan Carrera,  and James Saito as Tanaseda Hideki in its fresh second season.

Altered Carbon Season 2 has also locked a few new names to helm its season 2. Alison Schapker will take from Laeta Kalogridis as the new show-runner on the Netflix presentation.  While Kalogridis will retain her production duties, Schapker will develop and produce an original script for the show’s second part.

The Story

The new season will follow Richard K. Morgan’s book, Broken Angels. Broken Angels takes place three decades after Morgan’s first novel. Hence, the show’s second season will also sequentially follow the same alignment of events. The exciting storyline sees Kovacs’ consciousness transported to a different planet, where he becomes involved with a new uprising. Whether or not Altered Carbon will include a 30-year time jump in its second season remains a mystery. But given the recent cast exits and new entries, we can surely expect a new time-frame for the new season.  Altered Carbon Season 2 release date cast trailer 

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